The NFTA is going to start collecting fares from riders for its buses and the rail system again.

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Riding Buffalo public transportation for free will be ending soon, according to WKBW. Starting Monday, June 29, the NFTA will begin collecting fares again. It had suspended fares during the coronavirus pandemic, in part, to help with keeping riders and driver safe and lower the risk of spread.

During the COVID-19 shutdown of WNY, the NFTA implemented a policy to have riders enter buses through the rear door. Now, front door access will be permitted again on all vehicles.

In addition to cleaning and sanitizing its vehicles, particularly areas that are frequently touched, like rails and seats and, the NFTA is asking for riders to help keep everyone safe.

- If you are sick, please do not ride
- There are barriers to help minimize contact with drivers
- You must wear a mask while riding on any NFTA trasportation
- Wash your hands for the recommended 20 seconds prior to and after taking NFTA transportation
- Be sure to adhere to social distancing protocols

Via WKBW

You can use the mobile ticketing app Token Transit for contactless fare paying. Visit its website for more details and to download the app. You can visit the NFTA's website for schedules, job openings and more information. Here is where you can read the complete NFTA announcement .